Funding: East Asian Planning History Prize


East Asia Planning History Prize


The International Planning History Society (IPHS) invites applications for the East Asia Planning History Prize. Application documents have to be submitted between October 1st and December 31st 2013.

The aim of this Prize is to encourage young scholars of East Asia to engage in planning history and to publish their work in English. It is also meant to expand IPHS membership in East Asia.

The Prize is awarded for outstanding research in the planning history of East Asia (China, Hong Kong, Japan, the two Koreas, Macau, Mongolia and Taiwan) published in English in the form of a refereed article in an academic journal, in the previous two calendar years before an IPHS Conference (from January 2012 to December 2013), by a native, citizen, and resident of a nation in East Asia under 45 years old as of the deadline date. The Prize winner shall be an IPHS member at the time of awarding the
Prize and should attend the 2014 IPHS Conference (to be held at St. Augustine, Florida, USA, on July 20-23), in order to receive the Prize and to present his/her work at the Conference. The Prize includes a cash award of 250 GBP.

The Official Announcement and Application Form are available from:

The Committee members are:

–      Professor Shun-ichi J. Watanabe, Tokyo University of Science, Japan (Chair of the Prize committee)
–      Professor Fukuo Akimoto, University of Kyushu, Japan (Vice-Chair)
–      Professor Carola Hein, Bryn Mawr College, USA
–      Professor Andre Sorenson, University of Toronto, Canada
–      Professor Anthony G.O. Yeh, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

Further information about the Prize may be obtained from Professor Shun-ichi J. Watanabe (

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